March 2, 2016

Policy on Promotion of City Compost

In January 2016, the Union Cabinet has approved a Policy on Promotion of City Compost. To scale up production and consumption of city compost, a provision has been made for

March 2, 2016

Technology Vision Document 2035

‘Technology Vision Document 2035’ has been unveiled by the Indian Prime Minister at the 103rd Indian Science Congress. The document presents a vision of requirements of Indian citizens in

January 17, 2016


BioArt is one of the recent developments in the contemporary art. It uses live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes to create arts. By using scientific processes such

December 29, 2015

National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research

The Union Cabinet has recently (November 2015) approved setting up of a National Resource Facility for Bio-medical Research (NARF) at Genome Valley in Hyderabad under the Indian Council for Medical Research

December 29, 2015

Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force

Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus), which has been classified as endangered in 1997 in IUCN red-list is endemic to forests of Seshachalam, Veliganda, Lankamala and Palakonda hill range distributed in

December 29, 2015

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is the name of an experimental project of providing some medicine / pills to the sex workers so that HIV/AIDS infection can be prevented. The project

December 29, 2015


LACONES refers to Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species. Its an attached laboratory of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad. Recently, it was making news because

May 2, 2015


There are nine substances viz. pṛthvī (earth), ap (water), tejas (fire), vāyu (air), ākaśa (ether), kāla (time), dik (space), ātman (self) and manas (mind).  The first five are called

January 21, 2015


The state government of Karnataka declared 20th November to be observed as “Kanakdasa Jayanti”, a state holiday every year in honour of medieval Kannada poet Kanakdasa. Kanakadasa, who lived

January 21, 2015

P2P Diplomacy

Traditionally, Diplomacy has always been oriented towards government-to-government (G2G) relations whereas traditional Public Diplomacy has been oriented in a Government-to-People (G2P) direction and it included the government’s efforts to